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Skeezix    144
can i just ask if there is really a difference if you buy usb flash drive from a reputable brand and a normal one??? if so what brand do you recommend?? thanks

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Gaiiden    5710
the tech is so proven these days that it doesn't really matter who you buy it from, it'll work. There's no real brand-recognition for thumb drives, instead companies compete solely with features. Some are said to be indestructible, others have small digital readouts for storage capacity, some are built more compact. In the end tho they're all the same, just depends on which features are best for you

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Lazy Foo    1113
I bought one from PNY. It went through the washer and dryer twice and it still worked.

However it did just break on me because I didn't keep the cap on and the pins that connect the USB broke.

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UziMonkey    143
The actual flash memory chips will probably be the same anyway. These are also (usually) cheap almost throwaway devices, so if you find a bad brand just don't buy from them anymore.

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Hodgman    51232
Most of the cheap ones that I've bought have failed (still worked, but would randomly corrupt files) from a few months after purchase to a few years after purchase.

I've only bought one brand name one (a Sony), and it got broken from being tossed around in a backpack (my fault, same as Lazy Foo - the USB connector came loose) rather than a component failure.

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benryves    1999
I still use the cheap one I bought from ByteStor about four years ago daily; it might only be 128MB, but it's still useful. [smile]

Another (more compact) option is a cheap SD card (such as this 2GB one). I keep my card in my wallet, and in the off-chance that the PC I'm using doesn't have an SD card reader I bought a USB SD/MMC card reader from a pound shop (about the same size as a regular Flash drive, and you can keep the card in it).

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Talroth    3247
Quote:
Original post by benryves
I still use the cheap one I bought from ByteStor about four years ago daily; it might only be 128MB, but it's still useful. [smile]

Another (more compact) option is a cheap SD card (such as this 2GB one). I keep my card in my wallet, and in the off-chance that the PC I'm using doesn't have an SD card reader I bought a USB SD/MMC card reader from a pound shop (about the same size as a regular Flash drive, and you can keep the card in it).


Seeing as most computers I've come across don't have a SD card reader, I don't see how this is really any more compact than a regular flashdrive if you have to carry the reader with your normally.

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benryves    1999
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Original post by Talroth
Seeing as most computers I've come across don't have a SD card reader...
I've found the opposite is true. *shrugs*

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